It seems like yesterday we got our hands on "Lux Æterna," the brand-new song from Metallica that serves as our first taste of their next studio album, 72 Seasons. And while the song kicks major ass—it really does—here we are, in that weird purgatory where all we want is more new Metallica.

But, we have to wait until April 14, 2023, to get our hands on 72 Seasons, and though I'm sure Metallica will release a couple of other tracks from the album in-between now and then, we have no idea when those songs will be unveiled. Until then, I'll do my best to celebrate all things Metallica—old and new—and that's exactly what I did on the most recent edition of The Ultimate Metallica Show.

As we anticipate the new album and the accompanying two-year, worldwide, massive tour, I figured what better way to get ready for all of that than by re-living some of the best moments of Metallica's live shows from 2022.

The entire show was dedicated to Metallica's 2022 live shows; by the end of the year, they will have played 25 shows and I gave you tastes of eight of those concerts.

You can see the full recap below and if you haven't yet, you can still enter to win live downloads of every 2022 show right here—you have until 3PM ET on Monday, Dec. 12, to enter.

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 1

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 2

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We only have a few weekends left in 2022. What Metallica song do you want to hear on the radio? What are you most excited about with the release of 72 Seasons on the horizon? Hit me up and send me a message in the Ultimate Metallica app and let me know.

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11 Amazing Metallica Concert Posters From 2022

Even before Metallica announced plans for their 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, 2022 was shaping up to be one of the most memorable years in the band's career.

They put together a massive run of shows across South America, pulled out some live rarities in Europe and tore through the states with big appearances in cities like Chicago and Boston. Most notably, they created an unforgettable live experience for fans with an old-school show in honor of Jonny and Marsha Zazula, Metallica's first-ever managers and co-founders of Megaforce Records. And they will close out the year with an acoustic performance at The Helping Hands Concert in support of Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation.

As Metallica have done for decades, each live experience in '22 wasn't just about the music, but also about the unforgettable show posters tied to each concert. While we prepare ourselves for Metallica's huge M72 tour in 2023 and 2024, let's take a moment to look back at some of our favorite Metallica concert posters from 2022.

Here Are Some of Our Favorite Metallica T-Shirts

Metallica have not only created some of the best heavy metal in the last 40 years, they've also created some of the most iconic T-shirts. In the last four decades, they've worked with incredible artists like Pushead, Brian Ewing and others to bring their songs and albums to life. In the gallery below, we've picked out some of our favorite T-shirts that are currently available at Metallica's official online store. Which one is your favorite?

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